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Free Will and Modern Science

Richard Swinburne (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264898
eISBN:
9780191754074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Do humans have a free choice of which actions to perform? Three recent developments of modern science can help us to answer this question. First, new investigative tools have enabled us to study the ... More


Effective Intentions: The Power of Conscious Will

Alfred R Mele

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195384260
eISBN:
9780199869909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384260.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This book has both a negative aim and a positive aim. The negative aim is to show that some recent influential scientific claims about free will, consciousness, and action‐production are not ... More


Libet and the case for free will scepticism1

TIM BAYNE

in Free Will and Modern Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264898
eISBN:
9780191754074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines what is arguably the most influential rebutting objection in the current literature, an objection that appeals to Benjamin Libet's studies concerning the neural basis of agency. ... More


Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Johanna Malt

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In a speech given in Prague in 1935, André Breton asked, ‘Is there, properly speaking, a left-wing art capable of defending itself?’. But despite his conviction that surrealism did indeed offer such ... More


Criminal and Moral Responsibility and the Libet Experiments

Larry Alexander

in Conscious Will and Responsibility: A Tribute to Benjamin Libet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381641
eISBN:
9780199864911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381641.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter analyzes how Libet's experiments bear on criminal and moral responsibility. More specifically, it addresses the question of whether Libet has demonstrated that the consciously willed ... More


Benjamin Jowett and the Christian Religion

Peter Hinchliff

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266884
eISBN:
9780191683091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266884.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The conventional picture of Benjamin Jowett (1817–93) is of the outstanding educator, the famous master of Balliol College, Oxford, whose pupils were extremely influential in the public life of ... More


Hopkins' Idealism: Philosophy, Physics, Poetry

Daniel Brown

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183532
eISBN:
9780191674051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183532.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The conventional picture of the young Hopkins as a conservative High-Church ritualist is starkly contested by this book, which draws upon his unpublished Oxford essays on philosophy to reveal a ... More


Benjamin Franklin

Edwin S. Gaustad

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305357
eISBN:
9780199850662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305357.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The tenth and youngest son of a poor Boston soapmaker, Benjamin Franklin would rise to become, in Thomas Jefferson's words, “the greatest man and ornament of his age”. This book offers a portrait of ... More


 Diplomatic Post in the Orient

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187281
eISBN:
9780199784875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187288.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on Webb's experiences as a US consul to the Philippines. On September 29, 1887, Webb was appointed US consul to Manila — then under Spanish colonial control — by President Grover ... More


Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Paul Crowther

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236238
eISBN:
9780191597268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236239.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Considerable controversy has raged around the question of postmodern culture and its products. This book attempts to overcome some of the antagonistic viewpoints involved by developing themes from ... More


 The Plague of Dissent: And the Rise of Toleration

Chris Beneke

in Beyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305555
eISBN:
9780199784899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305558.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The story opens in the first three decades of the 18th century when dissenters were still treated as political subversives and unorthodox doctrines still compared to contagious diseases. This chapter ... More


The Evolution of Constitutional Monarchy

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The British monarchy is by far the oldest of all the constitutional monarchies. Its origins can be traced back to before the Norman Conquest. The influence of Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights are ... More


Dishing the Whigs: Disraeli, Salisbury, and the Relaunching of the Tory Party 1846–86

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

A case study of the relaunch of the Conservative Party, which had been shattered in 1846, under Disraeli and Salisbury. Explains how Disraeli enacted the Second Reform Act in 1867, although it ... More


Virtue En Masse

Jeremy Waldron

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is a pity that Sandel neglects the sociological side of John Stuart Mill’s argument in On Liberty–not just because he fails therefore to do justice to the liberal case for neutrality, but also ... More


Other Voices: Embedded Documents

Grant Hardy

in Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199731701
eISBN:
9780199777167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731701.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, World Religions

One important feature of Mormon's narration is his insertion of purported primary source documents into his history. Bernard Duyfhuizen's theories of “narratives of transmission” are applied to the ... More


Force of the Political

Carl A. Raschke

in Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173841
eISBN:
9780231539623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173841.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The cipher to any authentic theory for both constituting and administering the state lies in the realization that representation of political interests—that is, the proper mimetic performance that ... More


Force of God

Carl A. Raschke

in Force of God: Political Theology and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173841
eISBN:
9780231539623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173841.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The crisis of liberal democracy has less to do with violent assaults on its internal makeup from either domestic or foreign agents than with what has been identified, although in entirely different ... More


Politicking and Emergent Media: US Presidential Elections of the 1890s

Charles Musser

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292727
eISBN:
9780520966123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292727.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Politicking and Emergent Media looks at four presidential campaigns in the United States during the long 1890s (1888-1900) and the ways in which Republicans and Democrats mobilized a wide variety of ... More


Mircea Eliade’s Ambivalent Legac y

Carlo Ginzburg

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter deals with the relationship between Eliade’s political commitment and Eliade’s work as a historian of religions, focusing on The Myth of the Eternal Return, probably his most interesting ... More


Joseph Priestley and the Complexities of Latitudinarianism in the 1770s *

G. M. Ditchfield

in Joseph Priestley, Scientist, Philosopher, and Theologian

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199215300
eISBN:
9780191706929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215300.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines one of the most significant ways in which, through his published work and unpublished correspondence, Priestley had constructed for himself a reputation as a forceful and at ... More


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